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The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program (BOW) is an international program sponsored in part by the KDFWR and other partners including Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation. BOW is designed primarily for adult age women interested in building confidence and outdoor skills relevant in hunting and fishing.
Workshops range from 1-3 day events and are held at various locations across Kentucky. Come find out why thousands of women have already participated in this unique opportunity to learn more about hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife- related adventures in the Bluegrass State!
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Conducted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Department of Parks, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the University of Kentucky.
Date: June 17, 2023 - 8am-noon (Eastern)Location: Fern Creek Sportsman's Club, Louisville KentuckyCost: Free, Participants need a valid KY Fishing License
This event will be hosted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Fern Creek Sportsmen's Club and Safari Club International. This will be an un-intimidating and informative introduction to fishing, archery, basic rifles (.22 caliber), and shotguns! This event is designed for ladies to gain confidence with firearms and fishing in a safe environment surrounded by other like-minded individuals! This event is open to all women 18 years and older. Attendees who are ages 16 and 17 years of age can register for the event, but they must attend and register with a female attendee who is at least 18 years and older. This event is free, but all participants must have a valid fishing license at the day of the event. A Fishing license can be purchased on our
License and Permit Fees page.
Dates: September 15-17, 2023Location: Camp Wallace, Monticello, Kentucky
The workshop will be located at Camp Wallace, located in Monticello, Kentucky. This is our annual BOW Weekend Workshop that we offer every year for women 18 years and up. Registration is $95.00 to register. Participants will be able to sign up for 4 classes. Each class is roughly 3 hours long. Registration fee also covers meals and lodging for the weekend.
Participants have the choice to sleep in a bunkhouse or to bring their own tent/hammock. Everyone has access to use the bathhouses. A registration link will be posted on this website, posted on our Facebook page (@kentuckybow) and sent out in our email list.
Registration will open on July 27th. Please Register during the following Time Slots:
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources1 Sportsman's LaneFrankfort, KY 406011-800-858-1549
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